Lake Forest welcomes new superintendent
The Lake Forest Board of Education appointed Steven Lucas, currently a high school principal in Maryland, as superintendent of schools beginning July 1. His appointment was announced at the board meeting May 28.
Lucas comes to Lake Forest by way of Calvert County Public Schools where he has been a teacher and administrator for 12 years. His most recent position is principal of Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He retired from a sterling career in the United States Marine Corps in 2003.
“I am thrilled and humbled to have been selected as the next superintendent of Lake Forest Schools,” Lucas said in a statement. “I look forward to working with an exceptional group of staff, students, and families, and becoming a part of this wonderful community. I thank the Board of Education of Lake Forest and the community for your confidence and I cannot wait to get started!”
The district’s search for a new superintendent began in March when the board announced it would collaborate with the Delaware Academy for School Leadership. Board President Earle Dempsey said the partnership was a success.
“We cannot thank them enough for their guidance through the facilitation of our process,” he said in a statement. “Dr. Mark Holodick and Dr. Jackie Wilson and their team were phenomenal at every step of the way in reaching this great outcome.”
He said the board is looking forward to Lucas joining the team. “We are excited to pair his experience, background and leadership with our great teachers, staff and administration as Lake Forest continues down our path to excellence,” he said.
Lucas has begun working on a transitional plan and will be periodically visiting the district before starting his position July 1.